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up. >> and we are already seeing pretty big delays at the bay bridge toll plaza. this is unusual. metering lights turned on ahead of schedule. we'll tell you why coming up. >> good morning. it is monday, november 5. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. breaking news in fremont. >> a major street blocked after a deadly police shooting this morning. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington explains the shooting began with a domestic violence call. she has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. central avenue is closed while police investigate this officer- involved shooting and you can't see the house where this happened, but if you look down central avenue where those flashing lights are, that's where police killed a man late last night when responding to a domestic violence call. it happened on the 4500 block of central avenue in fremont. a woman called 911 at around 11:00 saying her roommate was being attacked. when police arrived, it was quite a dramatic scene. a woman came running out of the house. behind her, her estranged
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husband. he was naked and chasing her with a knife. >> officers arrived and found a female later identified as our victim running out of the unit with her husband pursuing her. he was naked with a knife in his hand. officers demanded that the suspect stop, drop his weapon. when he refused to do so, officers fired their weapons. >> reporter: the two officers involved have been put on paid administrative leave and we know that the mandied was a 37- year-old from san jose. one of the officers has been with the police department more than 20 years. the other is a three-year veteran. there are still a lot of unanswered questions this morning. we do not know why that man was naked, what provoked the attack, and what he was doing here in the first place. we know his wife was staying in this house with a roommate. the public information officer with fremont police says she believes this is the first officer-involved shooting of
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the year. this morning, central avenue is closed from glenmore drive. in fremont, elissa harrington, cbs 5. it's the final day of campaigning for the two major presidential candidates. almost to the finish line. both men are hitting that important battleground state of ohio today. the "associated press" says it appears president obama has an edge toward the 270 electoral votes needed to win. it will likely come down to these six swing states represented by 83 electoral votes. here that talk about that susan mcginnis with a look at where the campaign trail leads on this election eve. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. those swing states are what this whole thing is about in these last final days. final day now of course ohio is really in the spotlight today. this is "the" last day, election eve, for these two candidates to get their message out, squeeze hands, attack one another, air those ads, because after today, it's all up to the voters. reporter: president obama
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did a little dance in cincinnati where stevie wonder introduced him. also at ohio, mitt romney talked about the president's chances of winning. >> it's possible but not likely. >> reporter: the candidates have been burning up jet fuel crisscrossing the country. on sunday, president obama was in new hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. >> i know a bunch of you already voted. >> yeah! >> but if you haven't, there's still time. >> reporter: today, he will hit more swing states, wisconsin, iowa and ohio before heading home to chicago for election day. >> after all we've been through together, we can't give up now. >> reporter: mitt romney's battleground bonanza sunday included iowa, ohio, virginia and pennsylvania. >> we're taking back the white house because we're going to win pennsylvania! >> reporter: today he will visit florida, ohio, virginia and new hampshire. >> if you are tired of being tired, not just tonight but all the time... >> reporter: both candidates saw huge crowds at their
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rallies this weekend. and both realize at this point it's all about getting as many people as possible into the election booth. >> that's what's going to decide this because frankly, there's very few if any undecided voters left. >> reporter: that's a fact even these candidates can agree with. >> we're no longer relevant now. we're props. ultimately it's up to you. you have the power. >> reporter: a power voters will exercise tomorrow. and the power 27 million americans have already exercised early voting is bringing in that many votes frank and michelle. they won't be counted until tomorrow. >> susan, how about the aftermath of hurricane sandy? will it affect people just getting to the polls? do you think it will have an effect on who they vote for? >> we think a lot of people won't make it to the polls because of sandy people really in the devastated areas. what we don't think it will have an impact on is the
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outcome of the election is there's really no way to tell whether the people affected are in red areas, blue areas, so they don't think it's really going to push the outcome but certainly it will affect turnout. >> we'll find out tomorrow. okay, susan mcginnis live for us in washington, d.c., thanks. and now let's go live to sanford, florida, outside orlando where mitt romney is holding a victory rally at a avian jet center. stay with us for all your election coverage including live up-to-the-minute election night results from around -- across the nation, california and, of course, right here in the bay area. it is 6:05. it's been a week since hurricane sandy hit the east coast. new york has made progress in getting subways running, good news for commuters still having trouble just finding gasoline for their cars and their generators. power slowly being restored with about 1.4 million outages still reported. yesterday's scheduled new york marathon was canceled so a number of runners actually
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spent time helping the victims of sandy. >> these are marathoners, not even neighbors, probably not staten islanders. look what they're doing, great. >> people of staten island come out to cheer us on every year. so it's the at least i can do is help them out. >> sadly, the weather forecast is not good for thousands of people who have lost everything. there's another storm a nor'easter on its way with freezing temperatures for much of the northeast. people in new jersey are in long lines this morning to get on public transit. gas rationing is in effect in parts of the state. the federal government is working to get gasoline now to stations that have no power and no fuel in both new jersey and new york. we are proud to announce that our parent company cbs corporation has contributed one million dollars to the american red cross, in addition cbs corporation will match any contributions made by its employees to any sandy-related relief effort by making an
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additional contribution to the american red cross. so everyone is doing their part to help out the east coast. 6:07. let's look at weather. have to tell you my throat isn't working with me today but you brought me some hot water earlier and thank you. and cough drops. >> nice dry weather but we better get rid of it. >> please. >> we have big changes coming up. record-breaking heat likely by the afternoon today. this is going to be something else. already seeing the sun come upper earlier today. sunrise at 6:39 with the time change looking nice and clear over the bay. we are seeing patchy, dense fog in some of the north bay valleys so watch out for that. visibilities down to a quarter and half mile in the santa rosa and nap valleys. 50s and 40s in the area. by the afternoon record- breaking heat likely as that big ridge of high pressure sits overhead with that offshore wind. these temperatures something else. here's a look at some of the records previously. 70s and 80s today, we'll probably bump through there one
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to three degrees above the record highs. 81 in san francisco, 83 in san jose. more on your weather coming up. right now let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> thanks. if you are coming into san francisco, you may want to avoid 101. this is the problem northbound 101 right before candlestick. we have an accident there truck slammed into the back of a garbage truck. the garbage truck caught fire. the bottom corner of your screen you will see flashing lights where they still have two lanes blocked off a lot of emergency crews are on scene. we are seeing brake lights as far back as sierra point parkway. it's growing because of blocked lanes. use 280 to get into san francisco. we are also seeing unusual heavy traffic now approaching the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights were turned on anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes earlier than we typically see them turned on. there was a stall on the "s" curve before treasure island. this is going to take a long time to recover even though the
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stall is cleared. it's jammed up toward the overcrossings. back to you guys. >> thank you. new this morning, a fire rips through a nail salon at a strip mall in pleasant hill. there are suspicions it was arson. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran tells us what investigators found and what they are saying. >> reporter: they are looking into that now. investigators are still in here trying to comb through that salon with i believe it was called a hydrocarbon device to check for any accelerants in the salon. this is what firefighters saw when they got here. a molotov cocktail or homemade bomb was found. the fire was confined to that one business. but they don't know what sparked the blaze. >> when firefighters first arrived they found the front window of the business broken
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open with heavy black smoke coming out and localized fire they put out quickly with no obvious signs of how the fire may have started. so closed business in the middle of the night that in itself you know you have to consider that it may be suspicious. >> reporter: contra costa fire protection district says they got the call actually around 11:38 last night and no one was around when it started so no one was injured and it only took them about 20 minutes to put it out. again, you see that inspector still here really combing through to see how this began. it's an ongoing investigation here since midnight expected to be here until he is able to collect enough samples for evaluation and then we can learn more about how this whole thing began in the first place. live in pleasant hill, cate caugiran, cbs 5. 7 people are safe and sound after their boat capsized off the marin county coast.
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four adults and three kids were on the 25-foot pleasure craft when it overturned yesterday afternoon near the mouth of tomales bay. rescuers had to cut a hole in the hull to pull out two kids trapped underneath. two others were rescued from the water by helicopter while the other three made it to shore on their own. no one was wearing a life jacket. it's unclear what caused the boat to capsize but the coast guard says weather was in the a factor. okay, michelle. 6:11. today is the second day of a strike against raley's in northern california and nevada. it happened after contract talks broke off yesterday. issues are medical benefits, elimination of premium pay for working sundays, and a proposed pay freeze. this is the first strike in the 77-year history of the company. time now 6:12. why notorious mobster whitey bulger was rushed to the hospital. >> a tragedy at a zoo.
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according to the "san francisco chronicle," the city's insurance policy does not cover torching of buses. replacing the coach will cost some $700,000. unless of course they catch the people who did it. >> no kidding. >> they will be singing a different tune then. >> no kidding. it's 6:16. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> we are goaling with two big problems especially if you -- dealing with two big problems especially if you are coming in san francisco. 101, flashing lights approaching dsl -- candlestick. a car slammed back into the garbage truck which caught fire. only one lane is getting by. minor injuries. they will get one more lane open to traffic shortly. in the meantime it's a slow drive up 101. so if you are trying get into san francisco, use 380. you can cut over towards 280. probably going to be your best
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bet in the meantime because again we are seeing delays as far back as oyster point. that's the latest word. elsewhere towards the bay bridge, busy morning already at the bay bridge. we had that stall a while ago. it was reported about a half hour ago or even more. they cleared it quickly. unfortunately, we are still seeing good size delays we had to turn on the metering lights a half hour ahead of schedule so it's already jamming up towards the macarthur maze. bay bridge, it's going to take a while for this one to calm down. in the meantime good brake lights all the way through the incline section of the span. elsewhere westbound 580 drive time in the red. so it is a 27-minute commute between the altamont pass and the dublin interchange. this is just kind of your typical stuff. we had an earlier fender-bender approaching the dublin interchange. it's long since cleared. it was cleared to the center divide. pretty shortly thereafter. a look at the golden gate bridge things are flowing nicely from marin towards doyle
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drive in san francisco. here's lawrence with the forecast. >> what a weekend it was. lots of sunshine around the bay area today. we are looking at the possibility of some record- breaking heat outside. mostly clear around the bay area to start out the day although we have a couple of patches of ground fog in the north bay valleys. by the afternoon, high pressure some offshore winds cranking those temperatures up to record levels but some major changes happening as we get toward the latter part of the week maybe some rain or snow in the local mountains. so enjoy the weather while we have it. lots of sunshine for today as a strong ridge sits overhead. likely going to see some of those records toward the afternoon just about everywhere you go around the bay area today. those records probably a good 2 to 3 degrees above previous records from this date. temperatures at sfo 81, great day in and out of san francisco. around the country, though, couple of trouble spots. houston thunderstorms there about 82 degrees. partly cloudy into denver at 64. showers possible into chicago 45 and 46 degrees and partly cloudy in new york. around the bay we are expecting these highs soaring to 83
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degrees in san jose. how about the coastline? 70s even some 80s into half moon bay. east bay temperatures maybe some mid-80s in the warmest spots about 82 in the napa valley and inside the bay we'll see those temperatures up in the 70s and 80s. so really spectacular record- breaking weather today. by thursday and friday chance of showers and cold enough to see some snow on our local mountaintops. what a week it's going to be in weather. back to you guys. a young boy fell into an exhibit in a pittsburgh zoo. it was full of wild dogs and the dogs attacked the boy. investigators are trying to determine if the victim died from the fall or going to attack. a gangster is being treated at a hospital this morning. massachusetts officials say james whitey bulger was taken
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to boston medical after the 83- year-old complained of chest pains yesterday. no details on his condition have been released. bulger is in prison while awaiting trial on allegations that he played a role in 19 murders. 6:20 now. in this morning's healthwatch, limiting the amount of time of children spend watching tv could help bring more families back to the dinner table. a new study in the journal of pediatrics looked at two groups of parents, those who were counseled about reducing tv time ate fewer meals in front of the tv. researchers also say children who eat while watching tv tend to eat larger portions and less healthy foods, as well. and new studies are confirming that americans need to cut down on sodium. a new review backs up the american heart association's recommendations to limit salt to less than 1500 milligrams a day. numbers show most people consume more than twice that amount. doctors say less salt can cut the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. sometimes you don't know the foods it's in. you might be surpriseed.
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>> no kidding. i have a bad habit of not putting enough salt in my food so this is good. >> for kids, too. why thousands of grocery store workers are on strike this morning coming up. >> plus the raiders stage an impressive comeback against tampa bay. was it enough for the win? ,,
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when i see that our schools are 47th in spending per student, i just can't accept that. our schools shouldn't be 47th in anything. proposition 38 bypasses sacramento, and makes education a real priority- with the funding, to our local schools and the accountability from our local schools... that we'll need to improve student learning in every classroom. so we can stay 47th... or we can choose proposition 38. i'm voting yes on 38...
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if we hit these highs today, we are going to see records all around the bay area. enjoy it! there are some major changes in weather coming our way. >> and we are following breaking news right now. if you are coming up along the peninsula, check out these live pictures. the latest word from chp, mile and a half backups coming up 101 because of an accident and garbage truck fire. this is northbound 101 near the candlestick exit where lanes are blocked. it's jammed solid through south
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city. much more "timesaver traffic" coming up. play-off time for the san jose earthquakes. >> it is. on the road last night against the l.a. galaxy first leg of the western conference semifinals. scoreless tie until san jose scored on a free kick from downtown with just seconds to go. so the quakes now have a 1-0 lead going into wednesday night home game. the series will be determined by the way on total goals in two games. so they are one up. the oakland raiders fell behind in the 3rd quarter against tampa bay. they nearly came back to win but it didn't work. oakland got within five points went for two extra points. carson palmer under pressure will throw into the end zone. that's actually a great one- handed catch by mr. hayward- bey. and then it was pretty much good night nurse in this one. palmer threw a pick and tampa bay scored a ton of points and the raiders fell 10 points short in their comeback attempt. they got it close. not close enough. play of the day from the
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raider game as well. late in the first half, carson palmer throws to darrius heyward-bey as mentioned. that 100 grab we are seeing one more time because it's fabulous. should have started him on my fantasy team. i did not. that hurt. set up a touchdown. oakland loses by 10. they are 3-5. tough loss. they have would have been 4-4. >> you benched him. >> stupid. 6:26. coming up, it could be a photofinish. the states the pads are targeting today. >> plus, a pleasant hill nail salon goes up in flames. why investigators are challenge it suspicious. >> a major road is closed in fremont after police shot and killed a naked man. what he was doing when they arrived and what he had in his hands that caused them to shoot.
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i'm not ready to give up on the fight and i hope you aren't either, new hampshire. >> i need iowa! i need iowa so we can win the white house and take back america! >> it's a sprint to the finish in the final hours of the presidential campaign. >> both candidates saw huge crowds at their rallies this weekend. >> more than 2 million people are still without power in the wake of superstorm sandy. >> gas shortages, power outages and now freezing temperatures hitting the east coast. >> i have two blankets. i tried to stay under it and keep warm but not easy. >> but sandy won't keep storm victims from voting. >> if i have to walk, ride, whatever, i'm going to get to my poll. >> i want to vote. nothing going to stop me. >> i want to do the right thing and i want to go back to work. >> for the first time in its 77- year history, workers at raley's have walked off the job. >> from across the bay -- >> rescuers frantically drilled a hole in the hull. >> --to around the world, the stories that matter on
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"eyewitness news this morning." griego. and i'm frank mallicoat. tis 6-- et in fremont is good morning. it's monday, november 5. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:31 now. a major street in the city of fremont is blocked for a police investigation that's going on this morning. a man was shot and killed by officers overnight. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is on the scene of this breaking story in fremont. >> reporter: it's been more than 7 hours since that shooting but still an active scene on central avenue in fremont. the road is closed from glenmore drive to logan drive. this is where police shot and killed a man who was chasing his wife... [ signal breakup ] [ please stand by ] okay. we lost elissa harrington there but we'll get back to her and bring that story to you in just
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a few minutes. in other news, new this morning a fire gutting a nail salon at a strip mall in pleasant hill and there are signs it was not an accident too. >> cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the scene to tell us why investigators are calling this suspicious. >> reporter: it's because of what they found when they first got on scene and now this investigator has been here since midnight. for hours combing through this area, they are trying to figure out what happened. look at this video. this is what firefighters saw when they first got on scene. a molotov cocktail or makeshift bomb. the investigator i spoke to says they aren't sure if that's what started this fire but right now, he has been looking through the rubble for more evidence. now, this investigator says he was able to pinpoint where the fire started in the salon and earlier was using a hydrocarbon detector to sort of see exactly if there are any accelerants in there to bring back to the lab. it's what firefighters found
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when they first got here that's raising eyebrows. >> when firefighters first arrived, they found the front window of the business broken open with heavy black smoke coming out and they put out the localized fire quickly with no obvious signs of how the fire may have started. so a closed business in the middle of the night, that in itself you know, you have to consider that it may be suspicious. >> reporter: the fire was contained to one business. firefighters got the alarm around 11:30 last night. no one around when when it started. no injuries. this fire investigator has been here for the past 6 to 7 hours still combing through what is left of this salon. last we heard they are trying to get in touch with the owner of the business. they made several calls to the owner, also visited an address linked to the business but no luck getting in touch with
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them. live in pleasant hill, cate caugiran, cbs 5. president barack obama and mitt romney are in a multi- state campaign swing on this election eve. the "associated press" says it appears president obama has an edge toward the 270 electoral votes needed to win. but it will likely come down to these six swing states representing 83 electoral votes. polls show those states are too close to call. here's mitt romney campaigning this morning in sanford, florida. >> your voices are not just heard in this hangar. they're being heard all over the nation. >> whoo! >> and even though ann is at a different city this morning, they are being felt your voices in both of our hearts. i want you to know how much we appreciate all you have done. >> romney will also visit virginia and new hampshire today. the president is also working to get his support out to the polls. >> i know a bunch of you already voted. >> yeah.
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>> but if you haven't, there's still time. after all we've been through together, we can't give up now. >> both candidates are stopping today in the key state of ohio which has picked the winner of the last 12 presidential elections. the president today will also hit wisconsin and iowa before going to chicago for election day. 6:35. one week after sandy hit, the east coast is facing more bad weather. a nor'easter in the forecast will bring some nasty cold weather this week to the northeast. this morning more new york subways are back in operation as gas still very difficult to find. power slowly being restored, though, with about 1.4 million outages still reported. over the weekend, many people got their first looks at their devastated neighborhoods. >> these are marathoners, not even neighbors, probably not staten islanders. look what they're doing great. >> people in staten island come out to cheer us on every year
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so the least i can do is help them out. >> there was no marathon but a number of the runners actually pitched in and helped. nice gesture. more than 50,000 people in new jersey have applied for fema assistance and fema has already approved more than $30 million in payments. people in new jersey are in long lines this morning to get aboard public transit. this is a live look as you can see. we have some -- a lot of trains an subways going nowhere. gas rationing is in effect in parts of the state. the federal government is working to get gasoline to stations that have power but no fuel in both new jersey and new york. still a bit of a mess but slowly, slowly they are making progress out there. >> right. it looks like it. 6:36 right now. why don't we check our weather here? >> we should. first of all, it's beautiful outside because of daylight saving. a little lighter in the morning. >> yeah. >> and the weather was spectacular yesterday. it was. >> yeah. sunrise now at 6:39 so we are getting up now and the sun coming up a little earlier for
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us and what a day it's going to be today. lots of sunshine as we have mostly clear skies. the one exception in the north bay valleys we are seeing patchy ground fog but the offshore winds are in place and that's going to crank these temperatures up outside. in fact, it looks like as we head throughout the day today these numbers probably headed up into record-breaking territory. out over the bay clear as we speak. i think these temperatures fairly cool in the north bay early on. some of those numbers down into the 40s but already looking at 60 degrees in san francisco. 57 degrees in oakland. so we are headed up from here. warm temperatures likely going to records broken all around the bay area today. the previous records, 70s and some 80s. we'll probably be about 2 to 3 degrees above that this afternoon. 84 redwood city. 83 in san jose. but... there are some major changes, some rain, maybe even some snow in the local hills coming up too. so it's going to be a wild week of weather, elizabeth. >> a little midweek surprise. thanks, lawrence. what a difference 10 minutes
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makes. it is now free and clear past the candlestick area and 101. look at this. all lanes reopened about 10 minutes ago on northbound 101 on the approach to candlestick. since about 5:00 this morning we were watching lanes blocked after a car hit a garbage truck. there was a fire. anyway, we are still seeing a few brake lights in the area. it's still slow from south city but things looking a lot better already. in the meantime, out towards the bay bridge toll plaza, the metering lights were turned on before 6:00 this morning so that's way ahead of schedule. it was all because of one little stall on that incline section on the approach to the "s" curve so unfortunately we are probably going to be left with a good sized backup for the commute. it's stacked up through the macarthur maze for the last 10 or 15 minutes. that is your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you. we are going to get back to our top story. we had a little trouble with it earlier. a deadly police shooting in fremont. cbs 5 reporter elissa
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harrington is live with this bizarre confrontation. elissa. >> reporter: very bizarre. first a traffic update because police just opened up eastbound lanes on central avenue westbound lanes remaining closed from glenmore to logan drive. this is where police shot and killed a man who was chasing his wife naked with a knife. we don't know why he was naked or what caused him to chase his wife but we know that the pair were estranged. she was staying at home or living with a roommate. her husband came over sometime yesterday and at 11:00 the roommate called 911. she told them the man was attack be his wife. when officers showed up the woman ran from the home her husband chasing her. police ordered him to stop, drop his weapon but he wouldn't so they shot him. the 37-year-old man from san jose was pronounced dead at the hospital. >> you know, we're very lucky that she was able to get away. it happened so quickly. and she was able to get out of that unit. officers arrived at the exact
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time and she was not injured further. >> reporter: the two officers involved have been put on paid administrative leave. one has been with the police department more than 20 years. the other is a three-year veteran. the public information officer told me this is the first officer-involved shooting for fremont police this year. back live at the scene you can see that they have put their crime scene tape up in the westbound lanes of traffic. it's surrounding a home in the middle of central avenue by glenmore drive. and again, this area eastbound lanes are open but you might want to avoid it. there's going to probably be a little bit of backup because they say the investigation could take several more hours. in fremont, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >> thank you. today is the second day of a strike against raley's grocery stores in northern california and nevada. the walkout began after contract talks broke off early yesterday. the issues are medical benefits, elimination of premium pay for working on sundays, and a proposed pay freeze. >> okay with the freeze. we just want to keep what we
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have and keep the medical that we have with the union but they want to take that away. basically when we retire they probably -- we would have no medical. >> raley's says it needs to cut costs because of a growing number of stores selling groceries. this is the first strike in the 7 7-year history of raley's. construction of the santa clara 49ers football stadium is set to hit another significant milestone today. it's going up in a hurry. crews now scheduled to install the first of more than 2,000 concrete sections. they will be used for the risers, the walls and about 10,000 steps for seating. if all goes according to plan the 49ers will be able to start playing in the silicon valley in 2014. and right now, it is moving along rather quickly. >> it is. 6:41. it's going to be a nail-biter finish. what could happen in california classrooms if prop 30 fails. >> it was a storm that devastated the eastern seaboard. how sandy could boost the
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economy. >> how about the economy? the market opened just 10 minutes ago. we are down but not by a bunch. crunch the numbers and talk business coming up next with ashley morrison. stay with us. ,,
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and a change in voter registration in california d can you believe in? we are just 24 hours until election day. >> we have been waiting for this for a long time. and a change in voter registration in california could make a difference in a key race. melissa griffin joins us this more from the "san francisco examiner" to discuss it. >> good morning. >> reporter: good morning. >> good to see you. >> reporter: glad to be back at the grownup's table. [ laughter ] >> does either party benefit from this new registration?
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>> reporter: this year for the first time californians can register to vote online. and as you might imagine, the sorts of people who will register online will be under 35, estimates are that up to 60% of the million new online voters are under the age of 35. and that does tend to benefit the democratic party. the democrats just generally whether online or regular clipboards outside of the grocery stores have enjoyed a last-minute surge in voter registration here. there are 44% of californians as democrats, 29% republican and everybody else is either declined to state or independent party or -- >> or moved out of the state. >> gone to nevada. [ laughter ] >> does it mean a lot? this is a democratic state anyway. >> reporter: the presidential race won't be affected or the senate races.
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but prop 30 governor brown's tax proposition is really in peril. 48% in some polls, 52% in other polls. kind of hanging on by a thread. democrats home this last-minute surge in registered voters will result inputting prop 30 over the top. now, of course, that means that these young voters have to do more than register. they have to vote. so we'll see how that works out. >> it's close. what if it fails? governor brown says he has these trigger cuts and it go will after education. will he do it? >> reporter: exactly. so everyone should understand that these trigger cuts to education are a legislative creation. there's nothing in the budget process that should put our deficit on education. this is specifically done to scare people into voting for prop 30. in order for it to works the governor has to convince people that the cuts are inevitable. he has said he will veto any attempts to change or to cut back on these trigger cuts. having said that, democrats
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will tell you kind of off the record that they don't really expect that this powerful teachers union in the state are going to go for those cuts. we could city lawsuits trying to stop those cuts. ranking republicans last week sent a letter to education officials saying when you get back, let's get the quote there, we want to work across the aisle to repeal the proposed trigger cuts as soon as the legislature reconvenes. so regardless he could see a two-thirds majority in the legislature overturning or cutting back on those trigger cuts. >> is there any precedent for reversing these trigger cuts? this year it was supposed to have $4 billion in health and human services. the legislature made less than half the cuts and pushed the rest of the deficit on the next year's budgetary cycle. trigger cuts before haven't panned out. [ chanting ] >> are you ready for this to end? with all the campaigning and the mudslinging and all that
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stuff, it's time to get to work. >> reporter: i love this stuff. but even i'm a little -- i feel like a lot of companionship with the little girl who is crying about barack obama. [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> see this is a picture of a dog. >> reporter: so jerry brown is committed of course to this cause. he has even enlisted his dog to go to various democratic clubs. this is a picture from the santa barbara democratic club where sutter is manning a kissing booth out to bark out the votes for proposition 30. now, that's april family affair. dog lovers will be waiting in line. >> thank you so much. and remember, you can find more of melissa's segments on cbssf.com/mornings. wall street has plenty to think about today. >> topping the list, the election, superstorm sandy and
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the financial crisis in greece. ashley morrison is with us this morning from cbsmoneywatch.com. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, frank and michelle. investors overseas waited on the sidelines ahead of the u.s. presidential election. in asia tokyo's nikkei dipped half a percent this morning while hong kong's hang seng also lost half a percent. many investors are also staying on the sidelines on wall street this morning ahead of the u.s. presidential election. tomorrow everybody just waiting to see the outcome before making any big trading moves. let's head down to wall street where as you can see, the dow has been bouncing back and forth now down by 35 points. the nasdaq is also in lower territory. we're in positive territory a few minutes ago but just down by 2 so far this morning. while sandy is shaping up to be the second costliest storm in u.s. history, the price of rebuilding could actually boost the economy. some economists say we might see a lift in the first months of 2013 as construction workers are hired to rebuild damaged
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buildings, roads and bridges. increases in construction often lead to boosts in other industries including architecture, real estate and retail sales. economists say there could be a bump in auto manufacturing due to the number of cars lost in the storm. i'm not sure if you guys have seen all the video of course of all the cars that are tossed around covered with sand and it's been quite a mess there, flooded, so yeah, something positive through all this destruction maybe some jobs. >> yeah. i know. well, we'll see. ashley, thank you so much. >> thank you, ashley. time now for weather. and i have to tell you, lawrence, yesterday it was spectacular. and i guess today a carbon copy, huh? >> maybe warmer outside, lots of sunshine as high pressure sits overhead. offshore winds continuing to blow so mostly clear start to the morning. the one exception we have a couple of patches of fog showing up in the north bay valleys but looking good over russian hill toward the golden gate bridge. and it's going to stay that way all day long. it looks like that ridge is going to crank these temperatures up today as we are going to see some record-
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breaking temperatures in many spots. but then some major changes as we head toward the latter part of the week. maybe even a return to some snow on our local mountaintops. so enjoy the sunshine while we have it. that strong ridge in place now with those offshore winds going to bring those record-breaking temperatures and maybe even tomorrow we could see a few more records. numbers around the state looking like this. 80s into the central valley, about 79 degrees in yosemite, 84 into monterey bay. temperatures in the santa clara valley 83 in san jose, 84 morgan hill, how about the beaches? 70s and 80s at the coastline. east bay numbers up in the mid- 80s in some of the warmest spots and inside the bay could get as high as 81 degrees today in san francisco. looking out over the next couple of days, beautiful weather, record-breaking temperatures. big cooldown on wednesday. by thursday and friday, chance of showers, maybe even some snow over the mountain thomas. that's a look at weather. let's check on traffic with elizabeth. >> major changes. thank you, lawrence. let's go out live towards the san mateo bridge. you may want to consider the san mateo bridge this morning because the bay bridge is super backed up. they turned the metering lights
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on really early this morning because of a stall. so it's still backed up towards the macarthur maze. on the maps show you what else is going on across the bay area, westbound 237 is actually a good commute no delay at all leaving milpitas towards san jose. if your commute takes you through san jose northbound 101 approaching julian and mckee road, we have an accident there just cleared to the center divide. unfortunately, we still have some brake lights so yeah, all your drive times for the south bay now unfortunately in the yellow. so we are seeing delays 101, 280 through downtown san jose, and coming up the guadalupe parkway. so 280 and 87 that's just kind of your usual brake lights through the stretch. much better news now. northbound 101 through candlestick, gosh, half hour ago this camera looks a whole lot different. we had brake lights from south city but once again that traffic alert has been canceled. all lanes back open after that earlier crash. we'll have a check of your top stories right after this break.
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investigation. office part of westbound central avenue in fremont closed this morning for a police investigation. officers got a call about a san jose man attacking his estranged wife with a knife in a fremont apartment. they found the man naked chasing his wife still holding that knife. he refused orders to stop and police shot and killed him. investigators are also calling a fire at a nail salon in pleasant hill suspicious. overnight they found an unexploded molotov cocktail on the scene. the fire gutted the salon at a strip mall on contra costa boulevard. firefighters put it out in 20 minutes. nobody was hurt. president obama and mitt romney are hitting the campaign trail hard on this final day before the election. a reminder polls in california
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are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow. it's already too late to mail in your ballots. so contact your county registrar's office for information on drop-off locations. lots of people hopefully are out there dropping off their ballots. >> and getting vote for weathercast of the year yesterday. >> and looking good today. if there were ballots, we would win today. 50s and 60s across the bay area now. but by the afternoon record- breaking heat. 70 and 80s. tomorrow should be very similar. then a chance of rain on thursday and friday. >> looking good. all right, let's show you a quick live look at the bay bridge toll plaza where the metering lights are on. and we are stacked up for 20 minutes jammed towards the macarthur maze. >> okay. i think we're out of time. michelle, we'll give you some time off to rest the throat. we are going to disinfect the entire anchor desk. [ laughter ] >> see you tomorrow morning. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com ,, ,,,,,,
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